Roll Call: School Grades On The Way; Bright Futures Comes Up Short; Charters Owe Lee County School District
School grades could be released this week and districts are preparing for bad news, in Tuesday’s education headlines.
Grade formulas have schools on edge – Changes to the school grading system means more test scores from students with disabilities and those learning English will be counted. Palm Beach County schools are bracing for a drop in grades. The Palm Beach Post
Bright Futures scholarship cuts squeezing college students as tuition increases – Bright Futures scholarships are covering less and less of the cost of college, leaving recipients to make up the difference. At Florida Gulf Coast University that means a $3,000 bill. The Naples Daily News
Florida Governor Scott wants “competitive environment” for cancer treatment, including at UM’s Sylvester – Gov. Rick Scott has warned three cancer research centers which receive state funding against expanding their brands. Scott believes it gives an unfair advantage to the publicly funded hospitals. The Miami Herald
Charter high schools owe Lee school district – Two Lee County charter schools must repay about $500,000 after an audit revealed the schools had incorrectly reported enrollment. The Ft. Myers News-Press
Miami-Dade School Board members decry Michelle Obama campaign stop at local school – Republican members of the Miami-Dade school board are objecting to the use of a district school for a campaign rally by first lady Michelle Obama. The Miami Herald